How to Fix Your Frozen Mouse on Mac?

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If you’re using a Mac and your mouse is frozen, don’t worry—you’re not alone! A frozen mouse on a Mac can be a really annoying issue, but fortunately, there are some steps you can take to get your mouse up and running again.

First of all, try restarting your Mac. This should solve most of the issues related to a frozen mouse. If that doesn’t work, you can try force quitting any potentially problematic applications. If this still doesn’t work, you can reset the Mac’s SMC (system management controller). To do this, press and hold the power button until it powers off, then wait a few seconds before releasing it. Your Mac should then restart normally.

Another possible fix for a frozen mouse on Mac is to check the trackpad settings in System Settings. If there is an “Ignore accidental trackpad input” option turned on, using two fingers on the trackpad won’t move the pointer. So make sure that this option is turned off if you want to use the trackpad as well as your mouse cursor.

Finally, if your Mac freezes and you can’t click anything, it may be an issue with memory allocation for an application. To fix this problem, try closing any applications that are running in the background and free up some memory space on your computer so that applications can run smoothly again.

We hope these tips help you get your frozen mouse working again!

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Unfreezing a Mouse on a Mac

The first step to unfreezing the mouse on a Mac is to restart the computer. To do this, shut down your Mac and then hold down Command-Option-P-R and press the power button. Continue to hold Command-Option-P-R until you hear a startup chime (or if your Mac has a T2 security chip until the Apple logo appears and disappears twice). Once the Mac has restarted, check to see if the mouse is now functioning properly. If it is not, try connecting an external mouse or trackpad to see if that resolves the issue. If it still does not work, try resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) on your Mac. To do this, shut down your Mac and then press and hold Shift-Control-Option on the left side of the keyboard together with the power button for 10 seconds. Release all keys and press the power button again to turn on your Mac. This should resolve any issues with your mouse being frozen or unresponsive.

Troubleshooting a Non-Functioning Cursor on a Mac

The most likely cause of your cursor not moving on Mac is that the “Ignore accidental trackpad input” option in Trackpad settings is turned on. To check this, go to the Apple menu > System Settings, then click Trackpad in the sidebar. If it’s turned on, using two fingers on the trackpad won’t move the pointer. There are also other possible causes such as a malfunctioning trackpad or a software issue, so you may want to run diagnostics and/or try updating your software if you are still having trouble with your cursor.

Troubleshooting a Frozen Mac Mouse

A Mac mouse can become frozen due to a variety of reasons. It could be due to an issue with the operating system, an issue with the mouse hardware or software, or an issue with a third-party app or driver that is interfering with the mouse. If restarting your Mac does not fix the issue, it is recommended to try force quitting any potentially problematic apps, resetting the SMC (System Management Controller), and running a disk repair utility to check for any disk issues that might be causing the problem.


In conclusion, Macs are a great choice for users looking for a reliable and powerful computing experience. While they can occasionally run into issues such as a frozen cursor, these problems can usually be remedied with a simple restart or force quit of any problem apps. Alternatively, resetting the Mac’s SMC is another successful way to get the cursor working again. Regardless of any issues encountered, Macs remain one of the most popular choices among computer users who want an excellent user experience and stability.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.